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    House of God, could be house of yours

    House of God, could be house of yours


    Forget about overpriced properties and coffin-sized houses, because there's something bigger and better for sale out there – a...

    Forget about overpriced properties and coffin-sized houses, because there's something bigger and better for sale out there – a church.
    Auckland sleeper pod apartment shut down for by-law breach

    Auckland sleeper pod apartment shut down for by-law breach


    Auckland Council has shut down a Japanese-style sleeper pod apartment that popped up in the city CBD, after it was found to breach several...

    Auckland Council has shut down a Japanese-style sleeper pod apartment that popped up in the city CBD, after it was found to breach several by-laws.
    Timaru centre of TV show search for couple's new family home

    Timaru centre of TV show search for couple's new family home


    Timaru offers the best of all worlds, according to an American couple who will feature in an episode of an international house hunting programme to be aired in New Zealand later this...

    Timaru offers the best of all worlds, according to an American couple who will feature in an episode of an international house hunting programme to be aired in New Zealand later this year.
    The Elms: Tauranga's historic house and garden

    The Elms: Tauranga's historic house and garden


    The Elms in Tauranga is one of the most important colonial buildings in New Zealand, toured by 13,000 visitors, including cruise ship passengers and school groups. But it's not just the house that tells a...

    The Elms in Tauranga is one of the most important colonial buildings in New Zealand, toured by 13,000 visitors, including cruise ship passengers and school groups. But it's not just the house that tells a story. 
    Couple bring tiny home trend to Taranaki

    Couple bring tiny home trend to Taranaki


    Kylie Thomson can't quite put her finger on what it is about tiny homes that she loves so much but she has gone into the business of building them with her fiance...

    Kylie Thomson can't quite put her finger on what it is about tiny homes that she loves so much but she has gone into the business of building them with her fiance anyway.
    Officials didn't have authority to rename private road

    Officials didn't have authority to rename private road


    Officials didn't have the authority to rename a private road that caused a neighbourhood uproar and have been forced to reverse their...

    Officials didn't have the authority to rename a private road that caused a neighbourhood uproar and have been forced to reverse their decision.
    19th century home receives 21st century makeover

    19th century home receives 21st century makeover


    An Auckland home built more than 130 years ago has been completely renovated and is back on the...

    An Auckland home built more than 130 years ago has been completely renovated and is back on the market.
    At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen

    At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen


    Tina Stephen, head interior designer and founder of online styling service Roomie.co.nz, lives in an apartment-style new build in Titirangi with her husband Mark, daughter, Mathilde, and Poppy the...

    Tina Stephen, head interior designer and founder of online styling service Roomie.co.nz, lives in an apartment-style new build in Titirangi with her husband Mark, daughter, Mathilde, and Poppy the cat. 
    How to create a workable home office in a small space

    How to create a workable home office in a small space


    Many people spend an increasing amount of time on home-based work. Even if you're not actually working from home, you'll probably need an area for a computer, somewhere for paying bills, a place for kids to do homework or a space for hobbies or creative...

    Many people spend an increasing amount of time on home-based work. Even if you're not actually working from home, you'll probably need an area for a computer, somewhere for paying bills, a place for kids to do homework or a space for hobbies or creative pastimes.
    5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks

    5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks


    MOSS Remove moss (and liverwort, lichen and algae) from where it is not wanted. While it gives charm and character to timber, stone and concrete walls, statues and sculpture, it can make paths slippery. Moss most commonly appears on damp, shady...

    MOSS
    Remove moss (and liverwort, lichen and algae) from where it is not wanted. While it gives charm and character to timber, stone and concrete walls, statues and sculpture, it can make paths slippery. Moss most commonly appears on damp, shady spots.
    Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges

    Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges


    The future of treasured box hedges and parterres at historic gardens such as those of the National Trust in Britain and at the likes of Versailles may be assured thanks in part to the work of a New Zealand...

    The future of treasured box hedges and parterres at historic gardens such as those of the National Trust in Britain and at the likes of Versailles may be assured thanks in part to the work of a New Zealand scientist.